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Waukesha County, Wisconsin

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  • Mavis Marie Polso (1935 - 2008)
  • Esther Juliana Perren (1910 - 1998)
    Religion : Genesee Congregational Church* Census : 1910 - Ophir, Powell, Montana, USA* Census : Township 159 range 33 - 1920 - Beltrami, Minnesota, USA* Census : 511 13th St. - 1930 - Milwaukee, Milwau...
  • Charles William Perren (1909 - 1995)
    Census : 1910 - Empire, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA* Census : 1920 - Genesee, Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA* Residence : On the farm, Waukesha, Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - 1927* Census : 1930 - Genesee, Wauk...
  • Reuben Wachendorf (1907 - 1977)
  • Elvi Dagmar Wachendorf (1913 - 1991)
    Census : Township 159 - 1920 - Beltrami, Minnesota, USA Residence : Duluth, St Louis, Minnesota, USA - 1929 Census : 1930 - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Residence : Waukesha, Waukesha, Wi...

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Known as forested and prairie land, the region was first home to Indigenous tribes like Menomonie, Ojibwe (Chippewa), Potawatomi, and Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) who practiced agriculture and trade. In 1836, Native American tribes formally lost title to the land when treaties were disregarded, and were forcibly removed by the Federal Army. Prior to the 1830s, the area was unoccupied by settlers due to its inland location, and the fact that the Fox River was not a water highway. The New England settlers only came to the area to set up fur trading posts between their new encampments and established cities like Milwaukee. Morris D. Cutler and Alonso Cutler, seeking claims for homesteads, were the first permanent white colonial settlers.

The part of Wisconsin that Waukesha County occupies was a part of Michigan Territory. On July 4, 1836, the Wisconsin Territory was formed, which included land that is now in the state of Minnesota. In January 1846, Waukesha County was formed. The name is derived from the Potawatomi word for 'fox' because the streams in the lower part of the county drain into the Fox River.

For a complete list of Villages & Communities, please see Wikipedia

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Towns

  • Brookfield
  • Delafield
  • Eagle
  • Genesee
  • Lisbon
  • Milwaukee (part)
  • Muskego
  • New Berlin
  • Oconomowoc
  • Pewaukee
  • Waukesha (County Seat)

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Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places